Fremont Bank Announces Richard Thomas as Retail Sales Manager
Bank Hires Retail Sales Manager Devoted Exclusively to Southern California Market
FREMONT, Calif. July 30, 2012 - Fremont Bank, a leading full-service community bank in Northern California, announced today the hire of Richard Thomas as its first retail sales manager in Southern California.
Thomas has previously served as president of Milestone Mortgage and regional vice president at Bank of Commerce Mortgage in Los Angeles. In his new role, Thomas will develop and manage Fremont Bank's retail mortgage division in communities from Santa Barbara to San Diego. Fremont Bank has experienced record growth in residential and commercial lending in recent years, and Thomas will be instrumental in helping the bank strengthen its presence in Southern California communities.
“Richard has nearly three decades of banking experience and a proven track record of growing and managing retail production in Southern California,” said Brad Seibel, Fremont Bank's director of residential lending. “As one of California's top direct lenders, Fremont Bank is delighted to have someone of Richard's caliber join our team to help continue our growth and success.”
Mortgage Executive Magazine recently named Fremont Bank as the 10th Best Mortgage Company in the United States for private lenders (non-publicly traded) based on volume. The bank is on pace to originate more than $6 billion in loans in 2012.
About Fremont Bank
Fremont Bank (www.fremontbank.com) is the leading full-service community bank in Northern California. Founded in 1964, Fremont Bank is one of the oldest independent family-owned and managed banks in the region and focuses on personalized service for individuals and businesses. It serves communities through 18 branches and seven additional ATMs throughout the Greater Bay Area. Exceptional client service is the cornerstone of Fremont Bank's business. Accommodation of customer needs in a friendly, personal atmosphere characterizes Fremont Bank's culture.